Delaware CIN / DAEE Excellence Awards 2017
We are proud to share that the following organizations / individuals were recognized for their outstanding efforts in the field of environmental education at Delaware Children in Nature Summit 2017.
Exemplary Partnership Award: Delaware Envirothon Delaware Envirothon is a program and competition for high school students that increases and tests their knowledge and application of aquatic ecology, forestry, soils/land-use, wildlife, air quality, special environmental topics, and public speaking.
Impact Award: Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).The YCC program provides summer jobs and environmental opportunities for young people aged 16-21. The program provides regular education and awareness activities with a focus on conservation, sustainability, and appreciation of the environment all while providing more of an opportunity to be outdoors in natural areas in Delaware
Healthy Innovation Award: The Green Jobs program offered by City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation. The Green Jobs Program is a 6-week employment program for young city residents that provides participants with hands-on outdoor environmental work, career exploration, exposure to environmental issues, and a mentoring component.
Outstanding Field Educator Team Award: Laura Hill and Cheryl Buckingham at the Keene (William B.) Elementary School. Over the past few years both of these educators have done amazing things at the school that has enhanced learning for students by utilizing the outdoor classroom. They work in conjunction with University of Delaware for their vegetable garden. By bringing environmental education to the schools, they are assuring that the future generations will grow to become successful and caring stewards of our natural resources.
Outstanding Field Educator Award: Gary Kreamer won this award because of his extensive career sharing his love and passion for aquatic education and encouraging people to participate in boating, fishing, canoeing and salt marsh ecology. Gary led Delaware’s Aquatic Resources Education Program from 1992-2017, providing aquatic education opportunities to students, teachers, administrators, civic and service organizations and other related government officials.